Deputy Head Teacher, South East London

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Woolwich Polytechnic School for BoysSouth East London

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary up to L22
Contract term: Permanent

This vacancy has arisen due to the promotion of one of our current Deputy Heads to the position of Head Teacher in our new girls’ school which is being constructed adjacent to the boys’ school and will open in September 2019.  

The ideal candidate will have the talent and ambition to develop towards a Headship in due course.  We are an established school within PiXL and PiXL6 and would welcome applications from leaders who have embedded PiXL principles within their current schools. 

You will work with the Head Teachers and Senior Leadership Team to set the vision for the future of the school, ensuring that the right people and plans are in place to ensure we give our students the very best possible education so they can achieve great things after life at ‘The Poly.’ 

We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher to join our leadership team who: 

• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner.

 • Is an outstanding and inspirational leader. 

• Is currently in post as a Senior Leader. 

• Is able to demonstrate a successful and sustained record of school improvement. 

• Is an excellent communicator, able to inspire and motivate staff and students. 

• Has the highest professional standards and adopts a ‘no excuses’ culture. 

• Has developed leadership and management experience and skills to help the school meet its future goals. 

Our vision is ‘Success for Everyone’ and we pride ourselves on our inclusive philosophy. Woolwich Poly, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is a comprehensive boys’ school  with a large and successful co-educational Sixth Form. The school prides itself on a culture of high standards and values from staff and pupils. It is a demanding yet rewarding school where students and staff feel valued and supported.   

 We are an expanding Trust with a rapidly growing sixth form, including the opening of a brand new start-up girls’ school in September 2019, which means there are numerous opportunities for promotion and staff to take on extra responsibilities. 

We have a long track record of outstanding outcomes and our 2011 Ofsted graded the school as Outstanding.  In 2016, a Behaviour Inspection also graded the school Outstanding.  The school enjoys an excellent local reputation and is heavily over-subscribed at both Year 7 and Year 12. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including the need for the successful candidate to undertake a disclosure and barring check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.



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More about Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hutchins Road, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8310 7000
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Woolwich Poly is located in Thamesmead, a thriving multi-cultural and diverse area in the London Borough of Greenwich, where around 65% of our students have English as an additional language; Ofsted noted our outstanding ethos and curriculum.”T...